intolerable

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From Middle French intolerable, from Latin intolerābilis. Synchronically, in- +‎ tolerable.

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intolerable (comparative more intolerable, superlative most intolerable)

  1. Not tolerable; not capable of being borne or endured.
    Synonyms: insufferable, insupportable, unbearable, unsittable
  2. Extremely offensive or insulting.
    • 1971, William S. Burroughs, The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead, page 4
      It is an intolerable sound that sets spoons tinkling in saucers and windowpanes vibrating.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin intolerābilis. Synchronically, in- +‎ tolerable.

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intolerable (masculine and feminine plural intolerables)

  1. intolerable
    Synonym: insuportable
    Antonym: tolerable

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin intolerābilis. Synchronically, in- +‎ tolerable.

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  • IPA(key): /intoleˈɾable/, [ĩn̪.t̪o.leˈɾa.β̞le]

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intolerable (plural intolerables)

  1. intolerable
    Synonym: insoportable
    Antonym: tolerable

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